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Patrick Coppedge
about 2 years ago


Job Fields Promising For Workers Over 50

If you're over 50 and are looking for work or career change over the next three years, there is good news.

There are ten fields that will have great demands and are looking to fill those positions. Older workers could be great fits for many of these openings, according to a new report from AARP and IMPAQ International.

Many employers are “having trouble filling vacancies with qualified, well-trained workers,” the report says. That could translate into opportunities for workers over age 50. People in this group are more likely to face longer periods of unemployment after they lose a job. For employers and older job seekers, finding the right match could really be just a matter of looking in the right place, according to the report.

The other key for older job seekers, the report states, is to look at occupations that make use of the skills they have already developed during their careers. “Among older workers making career changes, those who are able to make use of existing skills in their new job tend to be more successful.”

Here are the occupations, expected to have the largest labor shortages over the next few years:

Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing

These jobs include sales agent, sales representative, sales executive, sales consultant, direct salesperson and technical sales representative. Workers 50-plus are already working in this or a similar job making up nearly 10 percent of those employed. There is an expected high demand for employees in these fields in Colorado, Kansas and Maryland. These positions generally require at least two years of secondary education in the academic area of the product.

Computer Occupations

Occupations include programmers, computer and information research scientists, computer user support specialists, computer system analysts, information security analysts, and web and software developers.

Entry requirements vary from a vocational degree with on-the-job training to an advanced degree. This is one of the fields, that many workers over 50 may require additional training to work in.

Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners

Surgeons, podiatrist, orthodontist, optometrists, dentists, therapists, pharmacists, exercise physiologists, dietitians and nutritionsists and chiropractors are among the professions in this group. Many of these positions require extensive training and advanced degrees. As a result, many of the job openings are most likely to be filled by workers already in these fields or those wanting to come out of retirement..

Health Technologists And Technicians

This category includes jobs such as medical and clinical laboratory technologists/technicians, dental hygienists, radiologic technologists, and emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Many roles require extensive training and advanced degrees. The projected shortage for workers in these fields is predicted to be high in Minnesota and South Dakota.

Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations And Sales Managers

These jobs consist of advertising and promotions managers; managers for marketing, public relations and sales and fundraising. These positions generally require at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.


Engineer employment include aerospace, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer hardware, electrical, environmental, industrial, materials, mechanical and petroleum. Of the all the fields experiencing a shortage of qualified workers, this is the one with the highest hourly wage, at $38.46. Most of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree, with many requiring advanced degrees and extensive training.

Motor Vehicle Operators

These jobs include bus drivers, taxi drivers, chauffeurs, ambulance drivers, bus drivers, sales drivers, heavy or tractor-trailer truck drivers, light-truck or delivery-services drivers. Workers over age 50 are already an easy fit for these jobs as most of these jobs require a high school diploma and a few months of training. But the average wage of $16.62 per hour was the lowest of the fields with predicted shortages.

Financial Specialists

Jobs in this category are accountants and auditors, appraisers and assessors of real estate, budget analysts, credit analysts, financial analysts, personal financial advisers, insurance underwriters, financial examiners, credit counselors, loan officers and tax preparers. For almost all of these roles, at least a bachelor’s degree is needed. Many require a master’s or post-bachelor’s certificate.

Business Operations Specialists

These are positions such as claims adjusters, examiners and investigators; compliance officers; cost estimators; farm labor contractors; fundraisers; human resource specialists; insurance appraisers (auto damage); labor relations specialists; logisticians; and management analysts. Virtually all of these jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, and most call for a master’s or some kind of post-bachelor’s certificate.

Operations Specialties Managers

Among the options in this category are financial managers and managers for administrative services, computer and information systems, industrial production, purchasing, transportation, storage, and distribution, compensation and benefits, human resources, and training and development. For these jobs, education requirements range from a high school diploma to postgraduate education.

Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
12 days ago

Jackson Hewitt Hiring Events

Jackson Hewitt locations across the US are hosting hiring events this this week (11/16 - 11/20) in order to fill up to 22,000 positions in their 6,000 offices nationwide.

"Jackson Hewitt works “hard for the hardest working Americans to ensure accurate tax returns with the guaranteed largest refund amount." - Greg Macfarlane, CEO & President

During the national hiring week, Jackson Hewitt will be conducting in person interviews and extending offers to qualified applicants.

Candidates with tax preparation background and those who are looking to start a new career are welcome to apply. There are both seasonal and full-time positions available.

To learn more about the company, how to apply, find a location near you and to learn more about employment opportunities, go to https://www.jacksonhewitt.com

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Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
about 1 month ago

TaxSlayer work from home Customer Engagement Specialists

TaxSlayer has immediate hiring opportunities for work from home Customer Engagement Specialists in Georgia. Georgia Residency Required.

Not in Georgia? Check out more work from home employment options on the #workfromhome topic page.

TaxSlayer is currently looking for individuals to become a part of our Customer Engagement team for the upcoming tax season!

As a Remote Customer Engagement Specialist, you will work with our TaxSlayer clients to provide assistance with the TaxSlayer software.

TaxSlayer is looking for:

  • Retired or semi-retired professionals who want to stay connected in the business world
  • College students pursuing a degree in business, accounting, or finance that are looking to get a jump start on your career
  • Reliable, hard-working people with positive attitudes Intelligent, out-of-the-box thinkers who love problem-solving
  • Individuals who are eager to learn and will share their knowledge with others
  • Computer-savvy people who can navigate basic computer programs
  • Active listeners who can diligently research and troubleshoot issues
  • People who love people and will be a representative of the TaxSlayer culture

Pay for this position starts at $13/hour. The business hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00PM, and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM.

A typical shift will range from 6 to 8 hours. On average, our Engagement Specialists will work approximately 30-35 hours per week.

No prior knowledge or certifications are required. We will teach you all you need to know!

Get all the job details and application instructions today at http://taxslayercompany.hrmdirect.com

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Find Your Future LA
over 1 year ago

Job Resource Spotlight #4: Universal Class

Looking for in-depth courses on a variety of topics to choose from? Want to learn accounting, finance, entrepreneurship or real estate? Universal Class is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that has hundreds of free online courses you can take to learn more about anything you like.

Take advantage of this resource and begin gaining the important job and education knowledge you need to succeed! Visit our website, findyourfuture.la, to sign up and access Universal Class!

#findyourfuturela #fyf #employment #jobs #hiring #recruitment #jobsearch #job #work #career #nowhiring #education #careers #recruiting #jobhunt #business #youth #training #entrepreneur #recruiter #finance #future #resume #employmentopportunities #jobseeker

Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
about 1 month ago

United Wholesale Mortgage hiring 500 by end of this month!

United Wholesale Mortgage, formerly United Shore, is looking to hire 500 people in Pontiac, MI by the end of October.

The Pontiac-based wholesale mortgage provider is hiring for positions across the company including:

  • Underwriting
  • Closing
  • Marketing
  • Account Management
  • Information Technology

For a complete list of employment opportunities and application instructions go to https://uwmcareers.com

#hiringnews #jobsearch #finance #mortgage #customerservice #Michigan

Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
2 months ago

JP Morgan Chase is hiring 100% Work At Home Permanent Underwriters – US Anywhere

Chase Virtual Hiring Event - Remote Underwriter - Anywhere USA.

"Thank you for your interest in our Virtual Hiring Event. After you complete your application, you will be contacted by a member of our recruiting team, to review your qualifications and confirm your attendance to the event." - JP Morgan Chase Careers

As a Remote Underwriter, you will be responsible for the analysis of submitted file for Capacity, Capital, Character, Collateral, and Condition.

This includes ensuring that loan request meets program and product specifications or counter-offer to different product and/or program when appropriate.

In addition, you will communicate decision (approval, suspense, denial) to appropriate individuals within JPMorgan Chase, uphold fair lending practices of JPMorgan Chase Mortgage, meet targets for productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction, and perform second review of contract underwritten denials.

Does this sound like an exciting employment opportunity?

Learn more and apply online for immediate hiring event consideration at https://jpmc.fa.oraclecloud.com

#hiringnews #jobsearch #finance #underwriter #jomorganchase #workfromhome

Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
3 months ago

Mortgage Giant AmeriSave is Hiring

Mortgage Giant AmeriSave is looking to bring on 300 new employees in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area.

“We have roles for experienced mortgage professionals such as loan officers, processor, underwriters but we also have a new training programming where people who have no experience" - Al Murad, AmeriSave Vice President

AmeriSave offers:

  • Health, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Gym membership
  • 401K
  • A casual work environment
  • The opportunity to work remote

Search for local job opportunities and apply online today at https://www.amerisave.com

#hiringnews #jobsearch #finance #Texas #entrylevel

Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
3 months ago

National Mortgage lender to add more than 2,000 new jobs in 2020

Mr. Cooper , an award-winning top company to work for, announced plans to hire an additional 2,000 mortgage professionals and support staff through the remainder of 2020.

The company is hiring for critical positions at multiple experience levels including:

  • Loan Officers
  • Mortgage Underwriters
  • Loan Processors
  • Home Advisors and more!

For those just entering the mortgage industry, Mr. Cooper offers specialized training and licensing programs.

Visit the companies career page at https://careers.mrcooper.com to learn more about the companies mission, employee training programs, benefits and immediate hiring opportunities.

#hiringnews #finance #jobsearch #NationwideUSA

Solomon Burke
almost 4 years ago

Loan Officer

I enjoy helping people solve their financial problems while simultaneously helping to increase company profits. My passion for helping people and my attention to detail are skills ideally suited to being a successful Loan Officer.

Victoria J. Rahming
about 4 years ago

How do I get noticed?

I'm not hearing back from employers. How do I get their attention? My last job was Managing Partner / Senior Tax Advisor in Miami, FL.